I’ve been playing these three words over and over in my head recently. They are serving as a constant reminder that one of my core values (and also my current daily affirmation in my Five-Minute Journal) is to be present in all my daily interactions. I am striving to be present in my life and sometimes it is not easy.
Take last night as an example. I was watching All Hail King Julien with my step-sons and almost subconsciously I have my iphone in my hand and I am on Facebook. Why?! How is that being present?!? In the 10 seconds it took to click open the app, I missed a joke and the boys started laughing and I am left out. So, I sat on my phone. I obviously didn’t have the self control to see it without using it, so I sat on it. Perhaps a dramatic response, but it worked, and I was present for the rest of the show, laughing along with my family.
Perhaps this is the role of mom or the role of a type-A individual or both, but either way my mind tends to constantly think three steps ahead. If I don’t think I can get all I want to get done in the time I have, then I start to multitask, like I did last night. This is a habit I am determined to break. I want to be present and focused in the moment. I want to be here now, wherever that here is at the time.
This is my challenge for the week and my wish to you all, that you can be here now.